iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, happens when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. While you might think it only happens to professional athletes, it can be very common among children going about their day to day lives.
Severe injury can happen with something as common as a parent tripping and falling while holding a child. Children can even suffer TBI as a result of playing around or falling from a bunk bed.
Kids in high chairs aren’t always safe either. High chairs placed too closely to tables allow kids to kick their feet off of the table and push the chair over backwards.
If your child hits their head, this is what you should watch out for: Headache, a change in sleeping patterns and irritability. They can all be signs of TBI in children.
If you suspect a concussion, see your child’s pediatrician immediately.
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